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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church

 
 
Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 11, 2013
1. Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church Marker
Inscription.  

This structure, erected during the pastorate of the Rev. J.E. Edwards, replaced the first Reedy Chapel Church on this site, destroyed by the 1885 Galveston fire. Contractor E.F. Campbell began construction in 1886. Four storms hit the island that year, delaying completion of the project until 1887. Severely damaged by the hurricane of 1900, the building was restored to its original Gothic style. The church was repaired and enlarged again in 1947 and 1957. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1975
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7548.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list.
 
Location. 29° 18.039′ N, 94° 47.345′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue (State Highway 87) west of 20th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2013 Broadway, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
An additional Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 11, 2013
2. An additional Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church (a few steps from this marker); St. Joseph's Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue (about 700 feet away); J.F. Smith House (about 800 feet away); The Galveston Movement (about 800 feet away); Confederate Mariner: Leon Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sonnentheil Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); [Galveston County] 1901-1965 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Reedy Chapel in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Galveston Island Publicity Page. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 11, 2013
3. Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church
Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 11, 2013
4. Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church Markers
Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 11, 2013
5. Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church Plaque
Plaque About Fire image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 11, 2013
6. Plaque About Fire
Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church National Register of Historic Places tablets image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 11, 2013
7. Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church National Register of Historic Places tablets
Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church Monument to the Parking Lot image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 11, 2013
8. Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church Monument to the Parking Lot
This building has more plaques and dedication markers than any place I think I've been to. They even have a memorial to the parking lot. And there were two more plaques built into the building I'm not posting pictures of because I think they're less significant than the parking lot memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 11, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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